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May 21

A List of Every Celeb in Taylor Swift’s New Music Video

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Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated music video for her newest single, “Bad Blood,” premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Leading up to the awards show and via Instagram, Swift introduced a bevy of models, actresses and singers who would star in her fierce, futuristic video. In case you didn’t recognize or catch a glimpse of each one of Swift’s gal pals in the video, here is a list of all 17 ladies (and one Kendrick Lamar) who wielded weapons and threw punches. Continue Reading


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Apr 20

Miranda and Luke Win Big at ACM Awards

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Everything is bigger in Texas, so the Academy of Country Music headed to the Lone Star State to celebrate the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The evening kicked off with Keith Urban and Eric Church taking the stage to perform Church’s “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag” and the pair’s current duet, “Raise ‘Em Up.” Continue Reading


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Apr 5

Top Country Wedding Songs

It is officially spring, which means it is also wedding season.

We love weddings at Great American Country, especially rustic, country-themed soirées. We also love music, so if you and your honey are planning your special day, here are a few of our choices for Top Wedding Songs to accompany the ceremony and reception.
Top Country Wedding Songs

Play up the fairy tale element by playing Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” as guests arrive for the church or other ceremony. Looking for something more sentimental? Kip Moore’s “Hey Pretty Girl” will tug on the heartstrings of your family and friends, or keep things lively with Trisha Yearwood’s “She’s In Love With The Boy.”

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Dec 27

7 Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

Fireworks on New Year's Eve in Downtown Nashville

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Music City rings in the New Year with – what else? – music! Bash on Broadway brings out thousands for a free live concert, headlined this year by Lady Antebellum and leading up to Nashville’s signature “Music Note Drop®,”  a 15-foot-tall red music note that will descend 115 feet. After an extensive fireworks display and confetti cannons, head off the streets and into one of the honky tonks located along Broadway, where still more live music and drinks will flow.

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Dec 9

Taylor Swift Won’t Record Songs Written by Other People

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Songwriters looking to have Taylor Swift cut one of their songs should look elsewhere. Swift, who wrote or cowrote all 33 of her singles, plans to keep her name attached to everything she records.

“I wouldn’t be a singer if I weren’t a songwriter,” she told Billboard. “I have no interest in singing someone else’s words. When I’m in a room with a writer for the first time, and I bring in 10-15 nearly finished songs as my ideas, I think they know that I’m not expecting anyone to do the work for me. I’m not going to be one of those artists who walks in and says, ‘I don’t know, what do you want to write about?’ or one of those things where they say, ‘So what’s going on in your life?,’ and I tell them, and then they have to write a song about it.”

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Nov 25

2014 American Music Awards Red Carpet Looks We Loved

Celebrities at the 2014 American Music Awards red carpet donned slinky, fitted gowns that left a lot to the imagination. Kylie Jenner‘s burgundy slip dress with a slit up to “there” attracted plenty of attention, and Rita Ora‘s bright yellow mermaid-style number was unexpected yet modern and fresh. Taylor Swift and her celebrity besties Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss and Lorde put on their own show, dancing and singing along in the crowd. But, enough talk about the awards show; let’s get to the fashion. See our favorite looks from the red carpet below!


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Nov 24

Taylor Swift Receives Dick Clark Award for Excellence


Taylor Swift was honored with the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence during the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday night. The award was presented to Swift by the legendary Diana Ross, who introduced the award before a video tribute to Swift calling her an “artist, innovator and icon.”

“I’m so blown away to have just received an award from Diana Ross,” Swift said. “Dick Clark was a visionary.” And in true Swift form, she also took a moment to thank her fans.

“I love getting to know you, I love talking to you online, and I love having a glimpse into your life, and I’m so unbelievably happy that you want to have a glimpse into mine,” she said. “Thank you so much.” Continue Reading


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Nov 4

Taylor Swift Announces 1989 World Tour

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Fans will be able to “Shake It Off” with Taylor Swift throughout much of 2015. She officially announced her 1989 World Tour on Twitter Monday morning, writing “So yeah, #The1989WorldTour is happening!! Go to for details. I CANNOT WAIT!”

The tour will kick off May 20, 2015 in Bossier City, Louisiana, and travel through North America and Europe before heading to Australia in 2015. Vance Joy will join Swift for North American dates while Shawn Mendes will also be a special guest on select dates. Tickets for the North American leg go on sale November 14.

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Oct 23

Taylor Swift Reveals 1989 Track Listing

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Taylor Swift fans are eagerly awaiting her new album, 1989, due out October 27. Swift recently Instagramed lyrics from unreleased songs on the album, followed by a post on Wednesday night containing the complete track listing.

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1989 will feature 13 tracks, including Swift’s smash hit “Shake It Off.” Swift also released “Out of the Woods” and the album opener, “Welcome to New York.” Target’s latest commercial promoting 1989 features Polaroids of Swift while her song “Style” plays in the background. Continue Reading


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Oct 14

Taylor Swift Named Billboard’s Woman of the Year

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Taylor Swift has been named Billboard’s 2014 Woman of the Year and is the first artist to receive this honor twice. The award is given to a female artist who “has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation over the past twelve months.”

“As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Taylor Swift has seen incredible success on the Billboard charts,” Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, said. “Over the course of her career, she’s charted 60 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 — the most of any female artist since her debut in 2006. We are tremendously excited to be honoring her as the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year for the second time.” Continue Reading


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